Stay active with your tamariki.
Why do it?
- Copying is one of the most powerful ways that a child learns.
- Active play helps tamariki to get stronger, more coordinated, more confident and more skilled.
- Repeated experiences cause physical growth and changes in a child's brain.
- Play helps to form good memories with parent and child and eases any tension and stress.
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Pekepeke pekepeke To jump up and down, jump about, hop (like a sparrow) Maori | Verb||Jump|
|Kanikani kanikani Dance, dancing Maori | Noun||Dance|
|Menemene menemene To show wrinkles, contort the face, smile Maori | Verb||Smile|
|Hīteki hīteki To walk on tiptoe, hop on one foot, prance about, strut Maori | Verb||Hop|
|Manawa manawa Heart (of a person). Maori | Noun||Heart|